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Morning Stock Stories: WEC Energy Group, Inc., (WEC)

Friday February 24th 2017: WEC Energy Group, Inc., WEC is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Electric Utilities in the sector of Utilities. Based in USA, WEC Energy Group, Inc., WEC  has a market cap of 19.23 B. Since its IPO date on the 10/26/1984, WEC Energy Group, Inc., WEC performance year to date is 3.72%. Today WEC Energy Group, Inc., WEC has gained 0.91%, with a current price of 61.38.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 71.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 66.70%. Return of assets are at 3.20%, with return on investment at 5.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, WEC Energy Group, Inc., WEC is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1. While Total debt/equity is 1.09. With a profit margin of 12.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 63.70%, and operating margin of 22.60%. WEC Energy Group, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.7.

For the last year WEC Energy Group, Inc., WEC has seen a EPS growth of 26.60%. A performance for the year of -5.34%. The 52-week high is -6.47%, and the 52-week low is 14.39%. The average volume for WEC Energy Group, Inc., WEC is 14790.

With a target price of 62.41, can WEC Energy Group, Inc., WEC reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of WEC Energy Group, Inc., WEC. WEC Energy Group, Inc. has a P/E of 20.31 and a forward P/E of 18.55. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.62. WEC Energy Group, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.54 and 2.1 respectively. For P/cash, WEC Energy Group, Inc. has a value of 420.82, while it is 400.65 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 61.38, WEC Energy Group, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.42%. We see a return on equity of 10.60%.

Looking more long-term WEC Energy Group, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 5.61%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 5.84% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 26.60% for this year and for the last five years a 6.30% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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